MANILA — It was love at first sight for Pia Wurtzbach and Jeremy Jauncey, the couple revealed Friday in a tell-all about their relationship.
The Miss Universe titlist and Beautiful Destinations CEO opened up about their romance in a live stream from Tatler Philippines.
The lifestyle magazine featured Wurtzbach and Jauncey as the cover stars of its June 2020 issue, marking the first confirmation of their relationship.
In the hour-long Facebook stream, the two were interviewed virtually alongside lensman Nigel Barker, who photographed them for the magazine.
Wurtzbach and Jauncey, who are based in Manila and New York respectively, recalled their first meeting in London. At the time, they felt an instant connection, and now agreed that it was indeed "love at first sight."
They, however, decided to wait a while before going public with the relationship, with Jauncey explaining that it was important they had a solid "foundation" first.
"It was more really wanting to make sure that we invested in each other and got to know each other, and that the foundation for our whole relationship was built on the two us really becoming close and understanding our values, the things that we cared about, the things that we wanted," he said.
The couple also discussed how they are coping being in a long-distance relationship, notably amid a pandemic that has restricted inter-country travels. The key, Wurtzbach said, is "constant communication."
Watch below their full interview, which also touched on their respective industry's "new normal," and shooting the Tatler cover with Nigel Barker: